PhillipM wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Or they just overfill the oil so it smokes every time it goes out so people don't notice it suddenly smoking in the race and qualifying and get suspicious.
Anyone know how the oil use is checked? You say overfill, (I suspect you jest, but good point) but at what point are they allowed to 'top up the fluids" before it is re-measured.
I am reasonably sure there is not a line on the tank or dipstick and it is checked against that at race end.
If there is a set amount 'out in the system' but at X revs the flow exceeds the return pipe there would indeed be a way to 'encourage' oil into places it is not allowed. Hot fluids expand, and if they will not fit into the original space, where do they go?